Kevin also helped Max so he could stay in his regular classes. “Freak and I get to be in the same classes. He made the Fair Gwen go in and see all these people at the school, because I wasn’t supposed to be in regular classes.” (Philbrick 75) Kevin tutored Max in his reading and that also helped him stay in his regular classes. Even once Kevin is gone, Max has the confidence to write down the story as a tribute to their friendship. Max went from thinking that he did not have a brain until Kevin let him borrow his, to realizing he had more of a brain than he had ever known.
I believe many students have trouble summarizing a piece of writing because it seems intimidating to summarize a full page into five to seven sentences. I had a lot of trouble summarizing a piece of writing until I learned a few simple steps from my English 095 teacher. It would be amazing to help students learn how to write good summaries and watch their writing improve throughout the year. My favorite thing we did in class is when we were writing narrative essays. I loved learning how to write a narrative and procedural essay.
Our time is mostly spent working at school and sleeping. We spend our free time watching television or on our cellular device and we don't do anything that involves thinking or anything physical. The United States spends less leisure time than most countries around the world like Europe. In Fahrenheit 451 there are two types of people. There's people like Mildred that spend the whole day in front of a screen and people like Clarisse that actually spend time outside and interact with people, but there's more people like Mildred than there’s people like Clarisse.
This is discouraging people to want to voice their opinions and comment agreeing or disagreeing with what was posted. I don 't find this annoying, I like reading my friends profiles and looking at their pictures, it makes me feel like I can always keep in-touch with them no matter how far away I am. The "good" writing is short and rarely ever posting, they are well written and interesting. The "bad" writing is too long, spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes and posts that are just annoying. It really depends on the reader and what they think of the post.
People who do not read are less focused and often fill their days with readily made media like smart phones, television, movies, and video games. These people do not think, expand their minds, or act for themselves. These non-readers consume what is fed to them through the media and nothing else. They do not think on their own or, share their ideas because they have not expanded their minds to think and imagine things on their own. This type of submissive, passive behavior is no good for a democratic society (Gioia 423).
As the Kony 2012 video became popular, it took very little time for it to spread throughout nearly every social media site. However, it had very little effect in Uganda. This is because it is much easier to press a “like” button on YouTube or Facebook than to put in any real effort to solve a problem. “Slacktivism” is very prominent in today’s society, as nearly everyone has access to social networking sites and millions of people are “reblogging”, “liking”, and “sharing” something new every day. These sites are a great technological advance, however they may be manipulating today’s generation (CITE STUDENT
Xbox One If you are ever bored because it is raining outside or you none of your friends are aloud out then play Xbox it is fun. Xbox one I don’t think that a lot of people play xbox one. I know that some girls do and most boys do. I love the Xbox one I don't what I would do if I didn’t have my Xbox One. If I didn’t have my Xbox One I wouldn't be able to watch Netflix or play games.
As a person who has grown up watching tv, playing video games, and also enjoying the outdoors i can understand both sides of this arguement. However, i agree more with the second passage in the sense that screen time isnt the main cause of the issues these people have. Now-a-days everyone is linked into some type of technology whether it be a smartphone, laptop, or videogame. In addition, as a person who excels better with a visual or physical example rather than reading text from a book, I see technology as a way to better learn new things. Screen time isn't the issue, I feel it's more how you choose to use it.
It’s an amazing suburban town where there’s not much going on. There’s really not much controversy either between our cops and the residents of Broomfield because for the most part we can all get along pretty well, which in my opinion is not hard to do. I myself have never encountered a real problem with cops either, even outside of Broomfield. Except for my years in high school when “twelve”, which was our nickname for cops, would love to take the fun away from us almost every weekend by busting our social event house parties. Obviously Cops busting our weekend parties pales in comparison to the real problems between the cops and it’s people in other cities but it's still the same concept of two sides not seeing eye to eye, just at a lower degree.
Everyday after school, I’d quickly finish my homework so I move on to this “fun” stuff. Now you may be surprised how eager a 12 year old was to program while his friends were outside playing. You see, I didn’t want to learn how to make this web crawler, I just wanted to make one or “download” one in a way. That was the reason I gave up on it 3 weeks into the course when things started getting more complex. I grew this fear of programming that it was not for me.
Outsiders, like myself, don’t see how they constantly have time and money to do everything they do. Most of the popular kids I know don’t have jobs, and their parents are working normal jobs with average income. My real question is why don’t they ever just take time for themselves? Don’t get me wrong, I really do enjoy hanging out with my friends, but I also love being alone with family or reading a book. Personally, though, I believe an outsider’s idea of a day out is more of a quiet getaway with close friends and family.
That’s a major question. In an article by Emily Sohn, she describes how games are actually beneficial to many. She grabs a quote from an author James Gee that states, “A good video game is challenging, entertaining, and complicated, Gee says. It usually takes 50 to 60 hours of intense concentration to finish one. Even kids who can’t sit still in school can spend hours trying to solve a video or computer game.” In school, lectures to young students can be very boring and cause them to get side track and not pay attention which could be harmful to their grade, but what if you put the teaching into a video game?
If people were happy, there would be no pain and suffering, but there is. On the other hand, our society is like the one in Fahrenheit 451 because we too are self- involved. People only spend time on their phones or computers or TVs. People never spend time with each other, but instead find value in their virtual friends. Society today, as one could see, is much like and different from the Fahrenheit 451 dystopia regarding feelings and emotions.
I find it easy to get carried away using this app much like many others I will describe later, but this app especially distracts me from class and homework because it is so easy to use and rather addicting. I don’t think Snapchat improves my life but I don’t think it lessens it either; it is a good way to stay in touch with friends while also updating people on your adventures. One thing I would change about my interaction with this app is my usage, which will be a common theme throughout this project because I simply use media too